Court Custody Expectations open for consultation

We are currently consulting on our Expectations for court custody facilities and welcome feedback by 31 January 2020.

The Expectations have been developed independently by HMI Prisons and set out the criteria by which we inspect outcomes for detainees in court custody facilities and their transfer to and from those facilities. This is the second version of our court custody Expectations; it has been revised and updated so that we can continue to fulfil our responsibility to deliver independent and objective assessments of outcomes for detainees. The expectations have been divided into five sections which reflect the governance and journey of detainees experiencing court custody: Leadership and multi-agency relationships; Transfer to court custody; In the custody suite; In the custody cell; Release and transfer from court custody.

Please read more about this, and gain access to the relevant materials, on our Current Consultation page.